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The third lecture in the “Let’s Talk: Art” series, sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Visual Art + Design and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 5 p.m. inside the Contemporary Art Gallery on Southeastern’s campus, located at 411 Ned McGehee Drive. 

Southeastern senior Melissa Miller, an art history major, will present “Titian’s Venus of Urbino: New Interpretations,” which will center around “The Venus of Urbino,“ a 16th century oil painting by the Italian painter Titian.

The painting, which depicts a nude woman reclining on a couch or bed in a luxurious Renaissance palace, currently hangs in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.

“This talk is an in-depth analysis of Titian’s masterpiece,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson, “and based on his symbolism and other portraits, it reveals a new idea about Titian’s women in the sixteenth century.”

For more information, contact Johnson at 549-3962.

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